The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates of return to Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, the governor-elect and deputy governor-elect of Lagos State, respectively.
Both Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat were presented with their certificates at the Lagos office of INEC, situated in Sabo, Yaba, on Friday.
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Speaking after he received his certificate, Sanwo-Olu promised Lagosians to expect “good things”, adding that the incoming administration would not abuse the will of the people received at the March 9 poll.
He said: “We are taking up this leadership and saying that the confidence that you have put in us will not be put to shame. We will not misuse the confidence that you have put in us.
”Good things are in the offing for all of us. We know that Lagosians truly deserve the best.”
Sanwo-Olu also extended his hand of fellowship to other contestants in the poll and urged them to work with his administration to bring advanced development to Lagos State.
He noted that his victory at the poll was not for him alone, stating that “It is victory to all of us, it is a victory for the entire Lagosians. It is a call to order, it is a call that there is no victor no vanquished.
“We are using this unique opportunity to open our doors; we don’t even have a door again, the doors are open for all our other colleagues in the other parties that we are one and the same.
“Let us build the schools, the hospitals, traffic management, the public transportation, the environment to make Lagos a cynosure of the entire African race.
“It is not about Femi and I, it is not about my own family, it is about reenacting and recharging a true Lagos that all of us have stood for.
“We are using this opportunity to tell our colleagues in other parties the doors are open, that we are one and the same,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Also speaking, Adekunle Ogunmola, the INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Ondo, Ogun and Lagos States, told Sanwo-Olu that Lagosians expect him to hit the ground running after his inauguration as governor.
“Lagosians expect you to discharge your responsibility in honesty and integrity, and dedication to duty.
“I have no doubt in my mind that you have the qualities to do all these. Lagosians are discerning people; when they make choice, they know what they are doing.”
Sanwo-Olu polled 739, 445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Church, who garnered 206, 141 votes.